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Work starts to restore collapsed Kampong Cham river bank

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Archive: Riverbank collapses in Stung Trang district. Pic Facebook

Kampong Chan provincial authorities have started work on a project to restore nearly 200 metres of river bank which collapsed in Kampong Cham city last June.

During a ground breaking ceremony at the project site yesterday, provincial governor Un Chanda appealed to the authorities to speed up work to restore the natural beauty of the river and make the bank safe for people.

Chan Phally, a deputy governor of Kampong Cham city, said yesterday that every year during floods some river banks along the Mekong collapse when the water recedes.

“The river bank collapsed in Kampong Cham this time and I hope the authorities will restore it quickly,” he said.

Om Chamroeun, a resident in Kampong Cham city said yesterday the beauty of the riverfront attracts visitors and it is imperative that the riverbank is restored.

“This river in Kampong Cham city is a very nice place just like river in front of the royal place in Phnom Penh,” he said. “So the residents hope that the authorities will finish restoring it soon for people to visit,” he said.

In June last year, the bank of Mekong River in Kampong Cham city collapsed and cause damage   to a commune office building, but no one was hurt in the incident.

The provincial hall had asked the National Committee for Disaster Management to help stop any further collapse and shore up river banks in the province.

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